Vietnam government taps CGIAR to work on its New Rural Development Program

Dong Nai Province, VIETNAM—For more than five decades, CGIAR and its centers have been collaborating with Vietnamese partners in pursuing agricultural development, poverty eradication and sustainability in the country. CG Centers and CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) have done a lot of work in Vietnam... Read more

Bangladesh network wins award for dissemination of low-carbon rice production options Rice Today

San Francisco, CA—The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) conferred the Innovation in Behavioural Change award to the Northwest Focal Area Network (FAN) for its effort in reducing methane emissions in rice production. Read more

From concept to action: How IRRI supports mitigation plans for rice in Asia? Rice Today

Despite few setbacks, global climate agreements continue to tread a positive path with more nations joining in, signifying official support to the Paris Agreement. Read more

News Archive

Climate-smart agriculture is here to save water, curb methane emission I  DhakaTribune

AWD irrigation tech saves water, increases rice output: agriculturists I  Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha

Scientists optimistic in tackling climate change despite concerns I  Business Mirror

Policy discord derailing PHL campaign vs. climate change’  I  Philippines News Digest

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’  I  Environment News Service

Climate-ready varieties of rice can help provide additional resilience to farmers, expert says | Times of India

‘Climate Ready Rice’ Varieties ready for new challenges: DG, IRRI | MS Swaminathan Research Foundation

OUAT, IRRI to ink pact on nutrition-rich rice varieties | The New Indian Express

Odisha Governor Dr.S.C. Jamir inaugurates 36th Convocation of OUAT |

IRRI Director General receives honorary degree | World News

Rice is engine of food security, 'Climate Ready Rice' varieties ready for new challenges: IRRI | Web India

Stress-resistant Green Super Rice developed at IRRI | Manila Standard

Rice diversity could be central to more productive crops | Food Navigator Asia

Reliable and affordable methods for measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture now available

IRRI, UN Environment engage private sector   toward a low-carbon rice production

Siem Reap, CAMBODIA—When talking of climate impacts on rice and mitigation measures, farmers, extension agents, and relevant government institutions usually come to mind. Now, the private sector is becoming more visible in the picture. Read more

Laos village eyes sustainable rice production with quality and resilient seeds  Rice Today

Savannakhet Province, LAOS—There are a myriad of ways to improve and sustain rice production in Laos, where rice is the most important crop. But, a basic requirement for attaining rice security in the country is the availability of quality and climate-resilient seeds. Read more

IRRI techs help minimize pressure on water resource in the Mekong River Basin The Economist
The Mekong River Basin constitutes a resource-rich river system that provides water, food, and energy to millions of people in China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Viet Nam. But energy and agricultural production, climate change, and an increasing population that demands more water resource threaten the sustainability of this precious river system. Read more

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